Adverb definition

ădvûrb
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Any of a class of words used generally to modify a verb, an adjective, another adverb, a phrase, or a clause, by expressing time, place, manner, degree, cause, etc.: English adverbs often end in -ly (Ex.: fast, carefully, then)
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The part of speech that modifies a verb, an adjective, another adverb, or an entire clause or sentence.
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The definition of an adverb is a part of speech that provides a greater description to a verb, adjective, another adverb, a phrase, a clause or a sentence.

Beautifully, quickly and happily are each an example of an adverb.

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(grammar) A word that modifies a verb, adjective, other adverbs, or various other types of words, phrases, or clauses.
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Any of the words belonging to this part of speech, such as so, very, and rapidly.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
adverb
Plural:
adverbs

Origin of adverb

  • Middle English adverbe from Old French from Latin adverbium (translation of Greek epirrhēma) ad- in relation to ad– verbum word, verb wer-5 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French adverbe, from Latin adverbium, from ad- (“to”) + verbum (“word”).

    From Wiktionary